Female Counselling in 2782

Photo of Annette M Coulter, Counsellor in 2782, NSW
Annette M Coulter
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
I have over 47 years clinical experience in child, adolescent, family and couple art psychotherapy. I work with trauma, mood/adjustment disorder, grief, relationship difficulties. Issues are addressed in a way that bypasses talking. The innate healing potential of your creative self is externalised as thoughts and feelings, which may otherwise remain unexpressed, arise. No previous art experience is necessary - marks and scribbles are of equal value. In this process the unconscious is honoured, so your dream life is important. Through imaginative symbolic expression, unconscious material is explored, clarified and finds meaning.
I have over 47 years clinical experience in child, adolescent, family and couple art psychotherapy. I work with trauma, mood/adjustment disorder, grief, relationship difficulties. Issues are addressed in a way that bypasses talking. The innate healing potential of your creative self is externalised as thoughts and feelings, which may otherwise remain unexpressed, arise. No previous art experience is necessary - marks and scribbles are of equal value. In this process the unconscious is honoured, so your dream life is important. Through imaginative symbolic expression, unconscious material is explored, clarified and finds meaning.
(02) 4501 7102 View (02) 4501 7102
Photo of Sonja Keller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2782, NSW
Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
(02) 8776 3814 View (02) 8776 3814
Photo of Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling, Psychotherapist in 2782, NSW
Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752
Photo of Kristina Paliokaite, Psychologist in 2782, NSW
Kristina Paliokaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
(02) 4503 6318 View (02) 4503 6318
Photo of Christie Little, Psychotherapist in 2782, NSW
Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
(08) 7831 2913 View (08) 7831 2913
Photo of Deborah Fidgeon Relationship Counselling, Counsellor in 2782, NSW
Deborah Fidgeon Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
(02) 9100 0212 View (02) 9100 0212
Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.